TechSparks 2018: announcing the 9th edition of India’s largest technology and entrepreneurship summit
It’s been an action-packed year for India’s startups. The most noticeable being the biggest M&A deal ever in India's startup ecosystem, with Flipkart landing in Walmart's cart.
Step in, belt up, rev up the engine, and zoom off at a growth rate of 7.3 percent per annum. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the ride of a lifetime in one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies today.
In the 9th edition of TechSparks this year, we are here to show you how you should navigate this turbo-charged scenario in order to win in one of the world’s most exciting economies.
For this, we are bringing you the best of global perspectives, learnings and technology, all under a single roof. At TechSparks 2018, the biggest gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, mentors and business leaders, you will get to meet experts and peers, conduct conversations, get insights from changemakers, learn from industry pioneers, and engage with the best from India’s ecosystem and overseas.
Save the date
5 & 6 October 2018
Venue: Taj Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru
[Head over to the TechSparks 2018 website to grab your Super Early Bird tickets before they run out. PROMOCODE: TS18SEB]
What’s in store
For eight successful years, TechSparks has been bringing to the fore innovation, disruptive technologies, and success stories that matter -- catalyzing conversations and connections within the tech and startup ecosystem in India. Over the years, more than 30,000 attendees have been a part of TechSparks, of which over 10,000 were from startups alone.
Being a part of TechSparks gave these startups a wealth of knowledge -- from answering basic questions like where do you raise capital and how to scale successfully, to broader dialogues on the future of the workplace and the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The diverse range of topics covered at TechSparks and the incredible networking opportunities ensured that there was something for everyone.
In the past, we’ve had over 500 speakers, including luminaries such as NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Future Group’s Kishore Biyani, Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, BhavishAggarwal of Ola Cabs and Nandan Nilekani from UIDAI. This year will be even better, with more valuable insights from the best and most experienced people.
In addition, as with any event of such a magnitude, there will be ample opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, investors, C-level executives, government officials, decision-makers, mentors and the media. For all you know, this may be the year you get to forge that invaluable connection with a potential client, collaborator, or mentor, that can make all the difference to your startup.
Also in store at TechSparks 2018 are product launches, themed debates, policy discussions, masterclasses, and an experience zone, among others.
Apply to be a part of our prestigious Tech30 alumni
The annual Tech30 list unveiled at TechSparks has proved to be a fantastic launchpad for select talented young startups on their journey to scale and succeed. YourStory helps these businesses achieve their dreams and influence the startup landscape in their own way. Success stories from the highly-anticipated Tech30 list include Little Eye Labs, Capillary, Forus, Freshdesk, LogiNext, Moonfrog Labs, Crayon Data, and Airwoot to name a few.
The startups showcased in the Tech30 list over the past eight years have gone on to raise growth capital of over $750 million, reason enough to apply for this year’s Tech30.
Why you should not miss TechSparks2018
TechSparks is an opportunity like no other. We are bringing young businesses to the same table as seasoned veterans – and setting up a collaborative space for entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and influencers in India to deeply interact and engage.
TechSparks 2018 is being held on the 5th and 6th of October at Taj Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru. Block your dates, tell your friends about it, and gear up for an event like no other.
Most of all, don’t forget to come over and tell us your own story at TechSparks 2018. We’d love to hear from you.
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